This is starting to feel like my comeback season. Of course I’ve had hiccups along the way, still deal with rough days, and daily have to dedicate focus to my illnesses. But for the first time in a long time I feel like I have control over them rather than them recklessly controlling me. I’m not in a constant spiral of one train wreck after another landing me in the hospital and that makes me so stinking happy. I know I still have to keep it all balanced and be smart about what I take on but I’m genuinely excited for what’s next. Let’s see how far MoMo and I can take this! •
REPEAT AFTER ME: “Actually, I can!” 💛 Setting and accomplishing goals can be soo hard and often times, we are super hard on ourselves. I get it and I’ve been there too many times. But, don’t forget to take a moment this week and focus on your accomplishments (even make a list) because these simple reminders can go such a long way! 💥 It’s time to start putting yourself first, celebrating your accomplishments and believing in yourself. 🌟 I believe in you and that anything IS possible 🙌💞 #lettersbyshells#positiveenergy#positivevibes
Guys! On Tuesday I'm giving a talk about self compassion and finding the bravery to forge your own path! I'm joining forces with @ArcteryxBoston@theladyalliance and @womenwhoexplore to share my story. (It's part of a nation wide Empowerment Tour - Actually, I Can. - that unites adventurers around the US who are letting go of fear to create the life of their dreams).
Deets: Tuesday July 16th 7-10 PM @ Arc'teryx Boston. Entry is $20.
EVERYONE WELCOME! This event is perfect for YOU - whether you fall under the "lady" category or not!) See you there!
I've hated this woman.
I've not loved her at full capacity.
I've fed her lies and told her she wasn't good enough and have allowed others to tell her she isn't good enough.
I've allowed her to be broken.
I've allowed others to treat her disrespectfully.
I've allowed her to run through brick walls and battle for others who won't even stand for her.
I couldn't stop others from abandoning her but I've seen her stand up and be a light for the world and love others despite all that.
I have stood paralyzed by fear while she fought battles in her mind, heart and soul.
This woman has screwed up many times as a partner, as a daughter, and as a friend because she doesn't always say and do the "right things". She has a smart mouth and she has secrets.
She has scars because she has a history.
Some people love this woman, some like her, and some don't care for her at all.
She has done good in her life, she has done not so good in her life.
She goes days without makeup or shaving her legs.
She doesn't get dressed up very often.
She is random and sometimes silly.
She will not pretend to be who she is not.
She is who she is.
Every mistake, failure, trial, disappointment, success, joy and achievement has made her into who she is today.
You can love her or not---but if she loves you she will do it with her whole heart and she will make no apologies for who she is.
This woman is a WARRIOR.
She's not perfect but she has a lot of WORTH.
Gracefully broken but beautifully standing.
She is LOVE.
She is LIFE.
She is TRANSFORMATION.
She is GRACE.
She is BRAVE. & She will never stop learning or moving forward... She is me ....... ❤️ #maryspinkbubble#supportyourfriends#womenempoweringwomen#youareenough#actuallyican#domesticviolencesurvivor#youmatter#youarebeautiful#imadeahuman#boymomlife#enough#stopverbalabuse#beautifullife#womenhelpingwomen#favoritepicture#thirtyone#thirtyonegives#womeninspiringwomen#celebrateencouragereward#sheisme#teamsingle#singlemomlife#hustleharder#goaldigger
4 hours ago
Couple more reasons why your menstrual cup might be leaking... link in bio 👆 for full article.
Reason #7 Weak pelvic floor muscles are the culprit.
If your pelvic floor muscles are weak they can’t hold the cup tight enough against the vaginal wall, causing leaks. How do you know if you have weak pelvic floor muscles? You may tinkle your panties when you cough, sneeze or laugh. You may also notice that your cup leaks when you get up from a seated position. Kegels and other pelvic floor exercises can strengthen the pelvic muscles and help prevent cup (or bladder) leakage!
Reason #8 Time to clean the suction holes on your cup.
Those little holes at the top of your cup help form a suction seal after your VOXAPOD menstrual cup is inserted. If they are clogged with blood, bodily fluid, or debris, the cup won’t form a proper seal, causing leaks. Make sure all three holes are clean every time you rinse your cup. You can stretch the holes under running warm water or soak your VOXAPOD to get any stubborn particles out.
Bottom line is that period leaks suck. However, most of the time they can be prevented with a little persistence and some helpful tips. Tried everything here and still having trouble? Email us at hello@voxapod and we will help you troubleshoot. Do you know a helpful tip that we didn't mention here? Drop it in the comments below… you never know who it may help!
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Have you ever met someone, by chance, and they’ve totally made your life better just having met them?!! Well, it happened to me earlier this year and because of sweet, sweet Allison, I have been able to be a part of a sweet group called the Sparrow Project and then I got to spend the day with her sweet daughters and a BFF! Allison, thank you so much for bringing me so much joy! You are amazing!! And Emily, you’ve got the spirit to kick cancers ASS for sure!! Thank you all for having me today and I can’t wait to hang out again! #actuallyican#teamemily#cancerblows#privateparty#funday#girltalkforhours#goodformysoul
New school year with Devenio in Motion! Devenio is an organization that creates enduring opportunities for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities To be and be recognized as contributing members of the community. These classes are for teens and adults with and without mild to moderate cognitive/developmental disabilities and truly embody our mission that dance is for everyone. #Repost@devenionews with @get_repost
Devenio Dance is tearing it up on the dance floor again! Looking forward to the fall performance @joyofmotiondancecenter in December! #actuallyIcan#danceisforeveryone#dcdance #dmvdancers💃🏽
10 hours ago
Making some growth mindset posters! I am always amazed at the power of a growth mindset. There is nothing better than walking around the room and hearing students saying these quotes to themselves.
How do you teach growth mindset?
Tag a teacher bestie who would love our content!
Actually, I can.
A sweet friend of mine blessed me with a “box of sunshine” yesterday and in it was this coffee mug.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and honestly, a little defeating for me. IV antibiotics are no fun and make me feel pretty crummy.
A lot of days, I just want to throw in the towel and skip my treatments. I’m tired from waking up early and going to bed late, achy throughout my body, and just wiped out.
When I feel like I can’t go anymore, God sends the strength.
When I’m having a pitty party, God (and my amazing hubby) calls me out in the most loving way and encourages me to keep persevering.
When I just feel alone and down, God prompts a friend to send some sunshine my way.
When I feel like I just can’t do it anymore, God reminds me that ACTUALLY, I CAN. .
Surround yourself with friends who will encourage you and lift you up.
21 hours ago
Now the weather is changing we are adding a cycling bolero into our collection. This piece of kit will help keep your warm on those chilly days as well as light weight enough to screw up in your pocket for the important coffee and cake stops! Better then arm warmers because you can wear it in so many different ways. .
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1 day ago
Choice of music for my run 🏃🏼♀️ tonight was JIMMY EAT WORLD 🌎 I got 3 miles in #boom And, I had a fabulous running 🏃 buddy as well. We worked out 💪🏻 together. He said, “I gotta get my speed up for soccer.” ⚽️🥅 Oh, sweat 💦 in your eyes 👀 still burns 🥵 .... 🤣😘 #actuallyican#me#wife#mom#momof6#life#workout